Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Philadelphia Eagles Betting Preview: Points Should Be Plentiful Tonight in Philly As Eagles Host Bucs
The Bucs are the defending Super Bowl Champions but have been up and down this season despite their 4-1 record. Still, they are one of the top NFL betting favorites to win the Super Bowl, behind the Buffalo Bills and ahead of the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Eagles are still very much a work in progress under new coach Nick Sirianni, but they are starting to get more regular returns from QB Jalen Hurts and their offense.
Tampa Bay should have an easy time of it tonight, but a road dog at night at home is tempting.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-1) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (2-3), NFL Network, 8:20 p.m. ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Philadelphia Eagles NFL Betting Odds
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers -290
- Philadelphia Eagles +235
- OVER 52.5 (-110)
- UNDER 52.5 (-110)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers -7 (-110)
- Philadelphia Eagles +7 (-110)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Philadelphia Eagles odds are via FanDuel Sportsbook as of Thursday, October 14th, 2021 at 9:14 a.m. ET. Want to see NFL betting odds from several top online sportsbooks for every NFL matchup each week? Check out our NFL odds.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Philadelphia Eagles NFL Betting Consensus
- 100% Tampa Bay Buccaneers -290
- 0% Philadelphia Eagles +235
- 0% OVER 52.5 (-110)
- 100% UNDER 52.5 (-110)
- 50% Tampa Bay Buccaneers -7 (-110)
- 50% Philadelphia Eagles +7 (-110)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Philadelphia Eagles Betting Outlook
After a couple of sluggish games, the Bucs offense found its form in a home beatdown of Miami last week. Tampa easily covered an 11-point spread even though the game was tied at 10 early. They won 45-17 as Tom Brady had his best game of the season, throwing for over 400 yards with 5 TDs. When this offense is humming, it is near impossible to stop their passing attack. Brady is masterful at distributing the ball, and the Bucs have the best set of receivers in the game. The Eagles are going to have to try and find a way to slow them down, and I am not very optimistic.
Against the Dolphins the Bucs might have played their best defensive game of the season. The question is how to measure the value of that going forward. The reality is that Miami is a limited offensive team under the best of circumstances and even though I am not a fan of Tua, they were playing their backup quarterback. It is the kind of game that teams should flex some defensive muscle. This week’s task, against the mobile QB Jalen Hurts, will be much different.
Eagles Look to Even Record Against A Tough Opponent
The Eagles are still trying to figure out their offense and whether Hurts can follow a path similar to Lamar Jackson of being a dangerous runner and accurate enough thrower. He has his moments and like Jackson, he has some targets in DeVonta Smith and Jalen Reagor that can get yards after the catch. The offense has shown potential but has yet to find consistency. This is a game where they cannot afford to take a drive off.
The Eagles’ defense has been decent this season. The best thing they have going for them heading into this matchup is that they have been terrible against the run but stingy against the pass. Tampa attacks almost exclusively through the air so that strength will be tested tonight. Covering is one thing, but the Eagles also have to be able to put pressure on Brady with their four defensive linemen, especially up the middle. Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox is one of the best at his position, and his presence has made it easier for the likes of Javon Hargrave, who has 6 sacks this season. We will know in the first possession or two how that is going.
NFL Betting Trends to Consider for Tampa By Buccaneers vs Philadelphia Eagles
- Tampa Bay is 8-2 ATS in their last ten games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
- The Buccaneers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games on grass.
- The Buccaneers are 4-1 ATS in their last five vs. NFC.
- Philadelphia is 5-1 ATS in their last six Thursday games.
- The Eagles are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games in Week 6.
- The Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games as a home underdog.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Philadelphia Eagles Best Bet
The percentages are on the under but I am not seeing it. Tampa will move the ball with ease throughout the game no matter what Philly’s defensive splits are telling us. They have also been terrible against the pass and have a very banged-up secondary with several players missing. That makes it ripe for Hurts to carve up. This one will feel like a track meet.
Prop Watch: Jalen Hurts Over 300 Passing Yards
This one is an alternate line but just love the value. The regular line was set at 285.5 but at -110. I like this payoff a lot more and see a middle as unlikely. Philly is going to be playing from behind all game against one of the league’s worst secondaries. As long as Hurts stays upright he should be matching Brady yard for yard most of the night.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Philadelphia Eagles Score Prediction
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38, Philadelphia Eagles 31
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